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The San Diego Padres have signed Fernando Tatis Jr. to a 14-year, 340 million dollar contract. This is the seventh US$300+ million contract signed by a baseball player. It is also one of the very highest, and places Tatis with the likes of Mike Trout, Manny Machado, Mookie Betts, Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton.

Fernando Tatis Jr was born to a wealthy baseball family. His father played many years with the St. Louis Cardinals where he left his mark by hitting two bases loaded home runs in the same inning. Tatis Jr has only spent two years in the big leagues. He has also played winter ball in the Dominican Republic with the Estrellas Orientales, where his father was manager.

However, there is a “but,” Diario Libre reports. It seems that when Tatis Jr. was in AA baseball with the Padres, he took a loan from a business run by Michael Schwimer in Las Vegas. Schwimer loans...

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